43 Brothers In Bands

INXS Brothers In BandsWatching a TV mini-series about INXS was the impetus behind this list: brothers in bands. I’ve tried to keep in very much about bands rather than singing duos so some instrumental skill from one of the siblings was important. Interestingly there are five sets of Australian brothers in the selection, but sadly no room for the most famous brothers of all – The Ramones – who, of course, weren’t actually related. As always, please let me know about any I’ve missed.

1. INXS: Andrew, Tim and Jon Farriss

2. Oasis: Noel and Liam Gallagher

3. Crowded House: Neil and Tim Finn

4. The Undertones: John and Damian O’Neill

5. AC/DC: Angus and Malcolm Young

6. Devo: Two sets of brothers! The Mothersbaughs (Mark, Bob, and Jim) and the Casales (Gerald and Bob)

7. Beach Boys: Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson

8. The Allman Brothers Band: Duane and Gregg Allman

9. Hanson: Zac, Isaac and Taylor Hanson

10. The Jackson 5: Marlon, Tito, Michael, Jermaine and Jackie Jackson (brother Randy also played with the band at one point)

11. Jet: Nic and Chris Cester

12. The Jesus and Mary Chain: Jim and William Reid

13. Sunnyboys: Peter and Jeremy Oxley

14. Bee Gees: Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb

15. Paramore: Josh and Zac Ferro

16. Kings of Leon: Caleb, Nathan and Jared Followill

17. The Kinks: Dave and Ray Davies

18. The Stooges: Scott and Ron Asheton

19. Screaming Trees: Gary Lee and Van Conner

20. Sparks: Ron and Russell Mael

21. The Black Crowes: Chris and Rich Robinson

22. Creedence Clearwater Revival: John and Tom Fogerty

23. Radiohead: Colin and Johnny Greenwood

24. My Chemical Romance: Gerard and Mikey Way

25. Van Halen: Eddie and Alex Van Halen

26. Arcade Fire: Win and William Butler

27. Good Charlotte: Benji and Joel Madden

28. The National: Aaron and Bryce Dessner

29. The Psychedelic Furs: Richard and Tim Butler

30. Sly and the Family Stone: Sly and Freddie Stone

31. The Darkness: Justin and Dan Hawkins

32. Right Said Fred: Richard and Fred Fairbrass

33. The Proclaimers: Charlie and Craig Reid

34. The Replacements: Bob and Tommy Stinson

35. The Everly Brothers: Don and Phil Everly

36. Spandau Ballet: Gary and Martin Kemp

37. Meat Puppets: Curt and Cris Kirkwood

38. Pantera: Vinnie Paul and “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott

39. Stone Temple Pilots: Dean and Robert DeLeo

40. The Jonas Brothers: Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas

41. Bauhaus: David J and Kevin Haskins

42. Cowboy Junkies: Michael and Peter Timmins (with sister Margo Timmins)

43. Happy Mondays: Shaun and Paul Ryder

13 Comments on “43 Brothers In Bands

  1. Gojira – Mario & Joe Duplantier

    Sepultura / Cavalera Conspiracy – Max & Igor Cavalera

    Hello Demons…Meet Skeltons – Clint & Corey Lowery

  2. New Kids on The Block – Jon and Jordan Knight
    98 Degrees – Nick and Drew Lachey
    The Avett Brothers – Scott and Seth Avett
    Duran Duran – John, Roger and Andy Taylor
    Devo – Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh

  3. Where’s BTO? They started out with Randy, Rob & Tim Bachman plus Fred Turner.

  4. Ballam & The Angel. The Morris Brothers Mark, James & Desmond

  5. Pierce the veil – mike & vic fuentes
    Palaye royale – sebastian, remington & emerson kropp

  6. Dire Straits – 2 x Knopfler
    Level 42 – 2 x Gould
    UB40 – 2 x Campbell (in fact 3 I believe but not at the same time)
    Styx – 2 x Panozzo
    Toto – 3 x Porcaro
    Bellamy Brothers – 2 x Bellamy
    Bay City Rollers – 2 x Longmuir

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